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Research impact

The benefits of research carried out in Scottish universities reach far beyond academia. They extend into the lives of people not only in this country but in many other parts of the world.

Impact of Scotland's Research

Looking at Scottish universities’ contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals is one way of understanding the scope and depth of Scotland’s research impact. 

The SFC report Scotland's Research Contribution to National and International Challenges includes statistics and case studies for each of the 17 goals.

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Scotland's Research Contribution to National and International Challenges [PDF]